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Selected Data on Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 1994


   TABLE 18.  GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS IN
               DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD: 1987-94

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                   FIELD                   |  1987   |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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   TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............| 371,656 | 377,092 | 384,359 | 397,779 | 413,096 | 431,688 | 439,817 | 441,480
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 TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 331,142 | 335,120 | 340,194 | 350,753 | 363,645 | 378,722 | 382,926 | 380,868
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  SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 234,087 | 238,525 | 242,823 | 250,943 | 258,370 | 269,555 | 274,491 | 274,820
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   PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  31,142 |  31,425 |  31,974 |  32,464 |  32,969 |  33,637 |  33,523 |  32,744
    ASTRONOMY .............................|     719 |     731 |     789 |     810 |     829 |     869 |     880 |     973
    CHEMISTRY .............................|  17,748 |  17,574 |  17,792 |  18,114 |  18,363 |  18,896 |  19,050 |  18,754
    PHYSICS ...............................|  12,424 |  12,893 |  13,193 |  13,331 |  13,555 |  13,657 |  13,385 |  12,734
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     251 |     227 |     200 |     209 |     222 |     215 |     208 |     283
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   EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|  13,257 |  12,822 |  12,619 |  12,892 |  13,210 |  13,833 |  14,114 |  14,273
    ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     948 |     929 |     900 |     925 |     956 |   1,076 |   1,095 |   1,090
    GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   8,425 |   7,950 |   7,610 |   7,234 |   7,105 |   7,269 |   7,325 |   7,260
    OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   2,022 |   1,926 |   2,090 |   2,216 |   2,274 |   2,402 |   2,473 |   2,678
    EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|   1,862 |   2,017 |   2,019 |   2,517 |   2,875 |   3,086 |   3,221 |   3,245
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   MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|  16,339 |  16,985 |  17,017 |  17,406 |  17,716 |  18,089 |  17,645 |  17,392
    MATHEMATICS & APPLIED MATHEMATICS .....|  13,890 |  14,439 |  14,537 |  14,775 |  15,018 |  15,203 |  14,668 |  14,342
    STATISTICS ............................|   2,449 |   2,546 |   2,480 |   2,631 |   2,698 |   2,886 |   2,977 |   3,050
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   COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  26,239 |  26,671 |  26,760 |  27,985 |  28,223 |  29,424 |  29,807 |  28,489
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   AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|  10,470 |  10,453 |  10,524 |  10,607 |  10,796 |  11,129 |  11,179 |  11,470
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   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  43,118 |  44,112 |  45,197 |  46,317 |  48,052 |  50,171 |  52,055 |  53,601
    ANATOMY ...............................|   1,016 |   1,056 |   1,078 |   1,000 |   1,051 |   1,030 |   1,027 |   1,088
    BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   4,762 |   4,887 |   5,041 |   5,003 |   5,160 |   5,332 |   5,451 |   5,501
    BIOLOGY ...............................|   9,521 |   9,704 |   9,968 |  10,167 |  10,457 |  10,912 |  11,148 |  11,098
    BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|   1,556 |   1,682 |   1,722 |   1,871 |   2,031 |   2,365 |   2,658 |   2,710
    BIOPHYSICS ............................|     591 |     592 |     655 |     642 |     697 |     751 |     780 |     793
    BOTANY ................................|   2,949 |   2,887 |   2,810 |   2,712 |   2,673 |   2,665 |   2,705 |   2,741
    CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   1,964 |   2,078 |   2,234 |   2,555 |   2,809 |   3,093 |   3,379 |   3,836
    ECOLOGY ...............................|     899 |     934 |   1,012 |   1,042 |   1,079 |   1,155 |   1,251 |   1,420
    ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|   1,244 |   1,240 |   1,181 |   1,173 |   1,171 |   1,193 |   1,247 |   1,263
    GENETICS ..............................|   1,273 |   1,247 |   1,321 |   1,364 |   1,478 |   1,599 |   1,733 |   1,649
    MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   4,388 |   4,725 |   4,786 |   4,830 |   4,890 |   4,932 |   5,037 |   5,103
    NUTRITION .............................|   3,852 |   3,839 |   3,829 |   3,897 |   3,875 |   3,810 |   3,938 |   4,152
    PATHOLOGY .............................|   1,313 |   1,276 |   1,303 |   1,287 |   1,378 |   1,379 |   1,493 |   1,612
    PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   2,071 |   2,123 |   2,265 |   2,353 |   2,432 |   2,538 |   2,653 |   2,837
    PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   2,213 |   2,220 |   2,206 |   2,236 |   2,332 |   2,317 |   2,372 |   2,378
    ZOOLOGY ...............................|   2,088 |   2,017 |   2,069 |   2,091 |   2,168 |   2,117 |   2,115 |   2,085
    BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|   1,418 |   1,605 |   1,717 |   2,094 |   2,371 |   2,983 |   3,068 |   3,335
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   PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  32,200 |  33,537 |  34,220 |  35,751 |  37,706 |  39,207 |  39,440 |  39,707
    PSYCHOLOGY, GENERAL ...................|     241 |  11,333 |  12,290 |  12,995 |  14,848 |  15,457 |  15,898 |  16,449
    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ...................|  31,371 |  15,401 |  13,869 |  14,252 |  13,534 |  13,433 |  12,923 |  12,616
    PSYCHOLOGY, N.E.C. ....................|     588 |   6,803 |   8,061 |   8,504 |   9,324 |  10,317 |  10,619 |  10,642
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   SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  61,322 |  62,520 |  64,512 |  67,521 |  69,698 |  74,065 |  76,728 |  77,144
    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   2,152 |   2,209 |   2,227 |   2,232 |   2,311 |   2,454 |   2,334 |   2,222
    ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   5,575 |   5,682 |   5,880 |   6,210 |   6,437 |   6,815 |   7,064 |   7,418
    ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|  11,118 |  11,241 |  11,337 |  11,564 |  11,885 |  12,315 |  12,320 |  12,377
    GEOGRAPHY .............................|   2,663 |   2,587 |   2,801 |   2,902 |   3,108 |   3,427 |   3,649 |   3,740
    HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE .....|     294 |     288 |     304 |     331 |     337 |     360 |     369 |     387
    LINGUISTICS ...........................|   2,990 |   2,916 |   2,976 |   3,114 |   3,135 |   2,930 |   2,972 |   2,983
    POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  22,619 |  22,872 |  23,947 |  24,953 |  25,879 |  27,778 |  29,009 |  28,206
    SOCIOLOGY .............................|   6,330 |   6,454 |   6,695 |   6,977 |   7,368 |   7,882 |   8,220 |   8,247
    SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     842 |     881 |     912 |   1,078 |     836 |     918 |     865 |     901
    SOCIAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. ...............|   6,739 |   7,390 |   7,433 |   8,160 |   8,402 |   9,186 |   9,926 |  10,663
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  ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  97,055 |  96,595 |  97,371 |  99,810 | 105,275 | 109,167 | 108,435 | 106,048
   AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   2,980 |   3,186 |   3,457 |   3,843 |   4,053 |   3,999 |   3,905 |   3,652
   AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|   1,080 |   1,052 |   1,043 |     946 |     986 |   1,008 |   1,018 |   1,061
   BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,598 |   1,673 |   1,850 |   2,073 |   2,191 |   2,485 |   2,613 |   2,645
   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   6,934 |   6,484 |   6,356 |   6,599 |   6,975 |   7,226 |   7,338 |   7,599
   CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|  13,550 |  13,836 |  14,016 |  14,515 |  16,115 |  17,967 |  17,945 |  18,449
   ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  29,418 |  30,100 |  30,665 |  30,645 |  32,003 |  33,024 |  32,201 |  30,841
   ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|   2,111 |   2,167 |   2,058 |   2,002 |   2,124 |   2,185 |   2,148 |   2,069
   INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|  11,413 |  10,656 |  10,170 |  10,102 |  11,474 |  12,328 |  12,435 |  12,312
   MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|  15,293 |  15,108 |  15,175 |  15,669 |  16,615 |  17,459 |  17,404 |  16,811
   METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   4,272 |   4,257 |   4,510 |   4,836 |   5,035 |   5,353 |   5,216 |   5,071
   MINING ENGINEERING .....................|     484 |     450 |     388 |     409 |     475 |     426 |     411 |     399
   NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|   1,279 |   1,303 |   1,323 |   1,278 |   1,282 |   1,286 |   1,306 |   1,246
   PETROLEUM ENGINEERING ..................|     790 |     711 |     651 |     656 |     694 |     721 |     711 |     600
   ENGINEERING, N.E.C. ....................|   5,853 |   5,612 |   5,709 |   6,237 |   5,253 |   3,700 |   3,784 |   3,293
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 TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  40,514 |  41,972 |  44,165 |  47,026 |  49,451 |  52,966 |  56,891 |  60,612
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  MEDICAL FIELDS ..........................|   9,309 |   9,606 |   9,755 |  10,438 |  11,045 |  11,795 |  13,154 |  13,958
   ANESTHESIOLOGY .........................|     178 |     197 |     276 |     329 |     443 |     511 |     494 |     518
   CARDIOLOGY .............................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       2 |       8 |      11 |      14
   ONCOLOGY/CANCER RESEARCH ...............|      81 |      89 |     104 |     113 |     156 |     197 |     209 |     208
   ENDOCRINOLOGY ..........................|      63 |      70 |      82 |      74 |      66 |      71 |      63 |      63
   GASTROENTEROLOGY .......................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       1 |       0 |       0 |       1 |       0
   HEMATOLOGY .............................|       7 |       6 |       4 |       4 |       4 |       5 |       3 |       2
   NEUROLOGY ..............................|     503 |     612 |     744 |     844 |   1,003 |   1,149 |   1,311 |   1,464
   OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY ..............|       8 |       9 |       7 |       5 |      10 |       3 |       3 |       2
   OPHTHALMOLOGY ..........................|      19 |      51 |      43 |      37 |      32 |      27 |      19 |      32
   OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY ....................|       8 |       6 |       9 |       4 |       3 |       0 |       1 |       2
   PEDIATRICS .............................|     218 |     227 |     136 |     140 |     153 |     154 |     196 |     261
   PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ...|   7,279 |   7,352 |   7,383 |   7,871 |   8,010 |   8,350 |   9,400 |   9,889
   PSYCHIATRY .............................|     122 |     106 |      67 |      71 |      46 |      96 |     103 |     144
   PULMONARY DISEASE ......................|       2 |       3 |       2 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   RADIOLOGY ..............................|     183 |     208 |     192 |     196 |     233 |     252 |     287 |     320
   SURGERY ................................|      60 |      64 |      72 |      65 |      69 |      76 |      82 |      74
   CLINICAL MEDICINE, N.E.C. ..............|     578 |     606 |     634 |     684 |     815 |     896 |     971 |     965
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  OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  31,205 |  32,366 |  34,410 |  36,588 |  38,406 |  41,171 |  43,737 |  46,654
   DENTAL SCIENCES ........................|   1,022 |   1,048 |   1,004 |     956 |   1,016 |   1,121 |   1,135 |   1,195
   NURSING ................................|  15,998 |  16,343 |  17,074 |  18,468 |  18,781 |  19,755 |  20,608 |  22,341
   PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES ................|   2,602 |   2,609 |   2,779 |   2,887 |   2,967 |   2,788 |   2,851 |   2,890
   SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY .............|   5,349 |   5,754 |   5,989 |   6,251 |   6,576 |   7,361 |   7,839 |   8,158
   VETERINARY SCIENCES ....................|     711 |     735 |     782 |     881 |     875 |     923 |     853 |     858
   HEALTH RELATED, N.E.C. .................|   5,523 |   5,877 |   6,782 |   7,145 |   8,191 |   9,223 |  10,451 |  11,212
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 KEY:      N.E.C.= NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
 SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
     AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING